“14-year old student opened fire at about 11:30 a.m.”
February 29, 2016-Four students in Madison Township, Ohio (roughly 30 miles north of Cincinnati) were reported to have been wounded in a school shooting.
State records show about 250 junior high students and 500 high school students in enrollment.
The southwestern Ohio school district has reported that they are now releasing students from the junior high schools and senior high schools as quickly and safely as possible.
The school district has still declined to say what happened other than that three students were injured but not life threatening, and that all other students are safe.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones reported that a 14-year-old student opened fire inside of a cafeteria at about 11:30am.
The two students who were shot were Cameron Smith, 15 and Cooper Caffrey, 14. Two other students, Brant Murray and Katherine Doucette, both 14 were injured from shrapnel and while trying to get away.
A 14-year-old male student who was a suspect in the shooting fled the scene but was apprehended shortly later and is currently in police custody. Jones believes that the suspect used a .380 caliber firearm.
Parent Mandy Yates described herself as feeling:
Terrified, you’re terrified. There’s no other word for it. You kind of just go numb and just think about getting there (to your kids).
One parent stated:
You always think it won’t happen to you, ,and this is kind of an eye-opener.
We come to you once again amidst terror and travesty to ask for you to bring peace to our country. We ask that you lay your hands of healing over the injured and protection over those involved. We ask that you bring peace to the community as they are undoubtedly in a panic and asking “why?” Please be with the emergency responders and guide their hands as they try to sort out exactly what happened.